Winners have been chosen for the inaugural 2018 Wyoming Country Music Awards and announced on their website, rather than a red-carpet event that was originally planned for July 22. In the first class of winners, Wyoming Folk and Country Music artists were celebrated, with promises of more to come in this grassroots competition.

Laramie band The Libby Creek Original took the title for Americana/ Roots Artist of the Year, as well as nods to Whippoorwill, Chancey Williams, and Jason Shogren. Radio Station of the Year went to Y95 Country of Laramie and The Outlaw Saloon took the title for Venue of the Year.

In a huge showing, Ned LeDoux, son of the late Chris LeDoux, took four awards, setting the first record for most awards won by a single artist. See a full list of recipients below.

ENTERTAINER - COUNTRY Artist of the Year - Ned LeDoux

AMERICANA / ROOTS Artist of the Year - The Libby Creek Original

FEMALE VOCALIST of the Year - Alysia Kraft

MALE VOCALIST of the Year - Chancey Williams

INSTRUMENTALIST of the Year - Wyatt Springsteen

ACOUSTIC ACT of the Year - Jason Shogren

VOCAL GROUP of the Year - Whippoorwill

ALBUM of the Year - “Sagebrush” by Ned LeDoux

SONG of the Year - "Some People Do" by Ned LeDoux

SONGWRITER of the Year - Luke Bell

VIDEO of the Year - "Some People Do" by Ned LeDoux

RADIO STATION of the Year - KCGY 95.1 FM "Y95 Country" - Laramie, WY

VENUE of the Year - The Outlaw Saloon - Cheyenne, WY

The Wyoming Country Music Awards are nominated and voted on by fans of Wyoming Country Music, so be sure to watch for nominations to be solicited for 2019's awards, and maybe you can help your favorite artist get the recognition they deserve as well!